Meet The 2014 Undrafted Raiders (Pt 2) WR Mike Davis,Dj Coles,Noel Grigsby,TE Jake Murphy,S Simonson
Mike Davis, WR, Texas, NFL Draft - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.comMike Davis, WR Height/Weight: 6-0 / 197 lbs. 40 YD- 4.5 sec
STRENGTHS: Good-sized athlete with long arms and big hands. Good vertical speed and acceleration to gain a step and beat defenses deep. Quick off the line of scrimmage to beat press and uses hesitation in his routes to get behind the secondary. Tracks the deep ball very well and locates quickly to finish over his shoulder. Large catching radius and uses his length to extend and pluck the ball away from his frame. Natural body control to adjust his frame. Easy acceleration in his routes and has shown steady improvement in his patterns. Uses his extension well as a perimeter blocker and is very competitive in this area. Consistent production in his four years at college, leaving Austin fourth in school history in catches (200) and receiving yards (2,753).
WEAKNESSES: Leggy and tight and more of a straight-line type of athlete. Has some body stiffness. Takes a few steps to get up to full speed when fighting off contact and after gearing down. Needs to develop his route tree and prove to be more proficient on more than just vertical patterns. Struggles to deceive defenders on non-go routes. Not the most natural hands catcher and will have his share of drops. Only average after the catch and lacks the shifty moves or change of direction to make defenders miss. Alligator arms in traffic and needs to play without fear. Questionable mental toughness and appears to get down on himself easily. Sense of entitlement with concerns that he will never be a grinder to reach his full potential.--Dane Brugler
Mike Davis - 2014 NFL Draft profile
D.J. Coles Draft ProfileWR D.J. Coles 6'3" Height 225LBS. Weight, 40 Time: 4.50
Thick-bodied and strong to match up as a blocker in the run game. Runs hard after the catch and almost always falls forward. Solid competitor. Knows how to uncover in zones.
Has some difficulty escaping press coverage and does not consistently power through like he is capable. Long-term durability is concerning -- has had three surgeries on his right knee and has missed considerable time because of it. Will require patience adapting to the complexities of an NFL playbook
D.J. Coles pass plays vs. Marshall
D.J. Coles touchdown catch vs. Georgia Tech
Noel Grigsby signs free agent deal with Raiders, Chandler Jones to Browns, Keith Smith to Cowboys, Ryan Jones to Ravens – SpartanCentralNoel Grigsby WR Height: 5-10 Weight: 185, 40 Low: 4.60
Grigsby would’ve likely be a draft candidate had he not been injured. He’s undersized at 5-foot-9 1/2 and 185 pounds, but despite not being full strength, he still ran a 4.56 40 at SJSU’s pro day. And speed isn’t even Grigsby’s strength. That would be his incredible route running ability and tremendous hands.
His tie to the Raiders come from quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, who coached Grigsby during his first two years at San Jose State.
Noel Grigsby vs Stanford & BYU (2012)